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Back on My Feet - Boston Chapter

 100 South Broad Street, Suite 1400
 Philadelphia, PA 19110
[P] (617) 903-7834
[F] --
http://boston.backonmyfeet.org/
[email protected]
Eric Pfalzgraf
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INCORPORATED: 2010
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 26-2109809

LAST UPDATED: 12/13/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other under-served populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength, and self-esteem.

Mission Statement

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other under-served populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength, and self-esteem.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $6,750,620.00
Projected Expense $6,572,058.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Next Steps

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other under-served populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength, and self-esteem.

Background Statement

Back On My Feet was founded in Philadelphia in 2007 when our founder invited a group of homeless men to run with her on her daily morning jog. It has since grown into a non-profit organization in 12 major cities across the country, using the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources to combat homelessness.

Impact Statement

In 2016, Back On My Feet has helped over 1,000 new members, 800 of which gained employment and/or housing through our Next Steps program. This phase implements the crucial financial aid, training and certification courses, education, and other resources needed to help our members become self-sufficient. 

Needs Statement

This grant would seek to address the needs of the Boston Chapter of Back on My Feet specifically. At the moment, the Boston Chapter consists of two full-time staff members with one more position open for Member Services. The Chapter budget is just $400,000, and a $50,000 grant would make a great impact on our program. That amount could address program needs such as the costs associated with education, gaining employment and housing for our members as well as operational needs such as finding new office space and planing our annual fundraising gala. 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
We partner with five local homeless shelters located near downtown/Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Quincy, and Roxbury, but serving individuals all over the Great Boston area.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Homeless Services/Centers
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Under Development

Programs

Next Steps

The Next Steps program is the phase of Back On My Feet that helps members gain self-sufficiency through workforce development training, financial literacy classes, specific training and certification courses for desired fields, education, employment and housing. Only members who maintain 90% attendance at our three-day-a-week group runs for 30 days are eligible for this program.
Budget  400,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless Adults
Program Short-Term Success  In the near term, we hope to see 100 individuals in the Greater Boston area join our program this year. If 75% of new members advance to the Next Program, that will be a success. 
Program Long-Term Success  If all members who reach the Next Steps program gain employment and housing, that is considered a long-term success. The process of attaining those through various employers and the City of Boston can take an indeterminate amount of time, but are critical in getting our members back to a comfortable level of self-sufficiency in their lives. 
Program Success Monitored By  We track everything our members do from the moment they join our program. From how many miles they log at our group runs, to the different courses and trainings they attend, and finally to where they gain employment and housing, we log each step in our database. Since staff is involved in the process of helping members gain employment and housing, we know exactly when and how our program succeeds. Members can also reach Alumni status once they have completed our program and gain self-sufficiency. These Alumni Members who proceed to give back, help as volunteers, and attend group runs, are another indicator of the success of our program.
Examples of Program Success  One of our recent members who joined within  the last year has already gained employment and went back to school to earn their degree. This member has exemplary attendance at our group runs, went through our Next Steps program and completed financial literacy courses. We then helped them gain employment and go back to school. they have since completed enough community college courses to transfer to a four-year program where they will go on to earn a degree. This change, in just a year's time, to go from experiencing  homelessness in a shelter, to being a self-sufficient employee, runner and student is just one of many examples of success in our program that we see up close. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth Carr
CEO Term Start Mar 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Jay Shipowitz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ace Cash Express
Board Chair Term Aug 2011 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jeff Adams Marathon Tours & Travel --
Jeni Bell AT&T --
Anne Berkowitch Bionic --
Peter Cole Marriott International --
Charlie Constable Brown Advisory --
Greg Douglass Accenture --
Michael Fischer White Lodging --
David Guilmette CIGNA --
Beth Ann Kaminkow Westfield Group --
Eric Kraeutler Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius, LLP --
Vince Melchiorre Bimbo Bakeries --
Jay Shipowitz Ace Cash Express --
Larry Solomon EPAM Systems --
Brent Wyper Ernst & Young --

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 14
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 11
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $6,750,620.00
Projected Expense $6,572,058.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audited Financials

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $5,297,479 $4,643,571 $4,691,033
Total Expenses $4,946,728 $4,412,061 $4,661,113

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions $2,549,160 $1,555,362 $2,076,159
Indirect Public Support $51,528 $54,173 $77,024
Earned Revenue $2,977 $3,440 $22,050
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,794 $2,029 $2,390
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $2,690,439 $3,016,319 $2,479,848
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $1,581 $12,248 $33,562

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $3,252,748 $2,897,383 $3,126,452
Administration Expense $306,652 $320,519 $421,481
Fundraising Expense $1,387,328 $1,194,159 $1,113,180
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.07 1.05 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 66% 66% 67%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 26% 26% 24%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $2,911,128 $2,543,412 $2,262,291
Current Assets $2,845,140 $2,394,394 $2,060,600
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $325,515 $308,548 $258,937
Total Net Assets $2,585,613 $2,234,864 $2,003,354

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
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Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 8.74 7.76 7.96

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. Please note, the data above reflects the the organization's national operations.

Documents


Other Documents

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Impact

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